Not Walking Right

A had a friend who used to point out to me that I was obviously favoring one leg. He noticed my limp, and warned me that if I kept walking that way I could cause damage to another part of my body. Sometimes I didn’t even notice that I was limping, but he was right—I was not walking correctly.

I had knee surgery about a year ago. Between the surgery and some follow-up therapy, I got rid of that limp.

Then, about a week ago, another friend—one who works in the health care field—pointed out that I was limping. Once again, I was not aware that I was favoring one leg. It turned out that I was just sore from doing some yard work. After a day of rest, I was able to walk correctly once again.

I appreciate my friends who are watching out for me. They have my well-being in mind, and their comments have helped me make good decisions about my health care.

We also need to be helping each other with our spiritual walk. When we see a friend who is not walking right with God, we need to point this out so that they can make some much-needed corrections.

“Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.”—Galatians 6:1.

 

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